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Most of us don't need a single thing. We certainly don't want more cute knickknacks to add to whatever clutter we already have on the shelves. Yet this is the time of year when others think they need to give us presents. Sometimes they'll ask in advance what we'd like to have, and we can breathe a sigh of relief when they do.
Between the efforts of Barbara Shaver, James Landon Shaver and Michelle Davis who were the sister, nephew and niece, respectively, of James Robert "Jim Bob" Long, the University of Missouri endowed a scholarship in the name of the late Kearney veterinarian.
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LIBERTY — At 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, Northland Kansas City Moms Demand Action will host a community presentation on gun-related issues at Liberty Community of Christ, 1220 Liberty Drive.
Editor’s Note: This story originally published online Dec. 2. It has been updated to reflect the contract has not been signed.
The Social Security Administration has launch of a dedicated online form to receive reports from the public of Social Security-related scams.
LIBERTY — Retired William Jewell College professor Ed Chasteen, known around the community for his nonprofit, HateBusters, will be leading a celebration called the Human Family Reunion from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Precious Blood Renewal Center, 2120 St. Gaspar Way, Liberty.
University of Missouri Extension will kick off its Strength in Numbers community health initiative in Clay and Platte counties on the 3rd Thursday of every month for six months to encourage healthy lifestyle choices beginning Jan. 16 from 7 to 8 p.m.
LIBERTY — The St. James Catholic Church Pastoral Council is sponsoring a winter coat drive. With sub-zero temperatures forecast for this winter, many coats are needed. In addition to coats, also needed are socks, gloves, scarves and other warm clothing.
Against the backdrop of mysterious child disappearances, Helen Hunt, along with her police detective husband and their teenage son, is enduring the aftermath of infidelity and trying to keep their family together, when strange things start to happen around their own home.
CLAY COUNTY — Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site will host Christmas on the Farm from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. The event offers visits with costumed interpreters as attendees stroll along lantern-lit paths to the Watkins’ family home.
Northland Community Choir, under direction of Paul Erickson, will perform its annual Rutter Carols by Candlelight concert at 7 p.m. at Parkville Presbyterian Church, located at 819 Main St., Parkville.
KEARNEY — The historic Mt. Gilead School received a bit of a transformation from the one-room schoolhouse to a makeshift stop for Santa and Mrs. Claus Nov. 23.
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Results of the Missouri media football rankings poll are in and Smithville and Liberty North made the list. The rankings are compiled by a nine-member panel of sports journalists from around the state.
Warriors head coach Jason Ambroson was named Class 4 coach of the year on KMZU 100.7 FM's Football Dream Team for 2019. The Dream Team recognized 103 offensive and defensive athletes from 52 mid-Missouri high schools.
SMITHVILLE — The Smithville boys basketball team opened the 2019-20 season with a pair of losses at the Savannah tournament.
LIBERTY — Liberty's girls basketball team won 45-44 in a close game against Lee’s Summit West Friday, Dec. 6.
LIBERTY — The Liberty North boys basketball team fought against Rockhurst but ultimately fell short with a final score of 47-40. The Friday, Dec. 6, home opener was Cy Musser’s first as Liberty North’s new coach.
KEARNEY — The Kearney Bulldogs boys basketball team scraped by with a 48-44 win in their season opener on Friday night, Dec. 6, playing a tough Fort Osage team.
LIBERTY — The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced 72 football standouts have earned All-Conference accolades while another 38 were named honorable mentions for the 2019 season. Of those 110 student-athletes, eight are from William Jewell College, the most honors for the Cardinals since t…
LIBERTY — Liberty City Councilman Jeff Watt was struck momentarily speechless that he received the 2019 Bill Kersten Outstanding Citizen of the Year award, presented by the Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce.
The economy is in robust good health, but our social fabric isn't.
This will be sacrilege to "Never Trumpers," but Michael Bloomberg and Donald Trump share some similarities. It is true that Bloomberg's charitable foundation actually does good work, while Donald Trump had to pay a $2 million fine for basically using his for self-promotion. And it is true that Bloomberg has financed gun control efforts, while Trump, as president, has grovelled before the National Rifle Association.
Editor's Note: This letter was submitted to the Courier-Tribune as a letter to the editor but directs its comments to Kearney Mayor Randy Pogue.
It is now only a matter of weeks before the next legislative session starts in Jefferson City. Before I return to the State Capitol, I will learn what legislative proposals will be assigned bill numbers for the 2020 session. This is also a good way to learn what issues will be at the forefro…